We recently stumbled onto an inspiring article on Inquisitr.com detailing a man who was “celebrating” his 20 years of living with mesothelioma.
For most Americans with mesothelioma, the life expectancy after diagnosis is between 12 months and 2 years. Most victims are unaware that they have the fatal form of cancer, as symptoms can take decades to show up. However, Australian Paul Kraus has been living with malignant mesothelioma for two decades.
According to Insquisitr, Kraus’ previous history may have helped prepare him for bouts of anxiety and pain that he has dealt with since his diagnosis. Kraus was born in a Nazi forced labor camp and survived a trek through Austria earlier in his life before moving to Australia on a refugee ship.
“When I was diagnosed, there was no conventional treatment considered curative…I was told to get my affairs in order,” said Paul, according to the website.
Paul, given his history, said he went into survivor mode. He told the website that he began exercising regular, became a vegetarian and took in high doses of nutrients and vitamin C.
To view Paul’s tips on surviving mesothelioma, you can click on the source link below. He is truly an inspiration for those fighting a terrible diagnosis and his tips can help those suffering from all forms of cancer.
Mesothelioma is Linked Directly to Asbestos Exposure
For several decades now, health and construction experts have known about the link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Because of this, since the 1970s, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has banned the use of asbestos in many consumer products, although it can still be found in many older household and construction products.
Because it is such an aggressive illness, the costs associated with surviving mesothelioma are often astronomical. For victims, it is important that they study their work and living history to see if they were exposed to asbestos at any point—if you were exposed to asbestos, you have a right to hold your employer and/or a manufacturer liable.
Contact us today for a free consultation, if you have been diagnosed with cancer and you believe it was the result of asbestos exposure. We can review your work history and other factors that may have contributed to your diagnosis, to see if you may be entitled to compensation.
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Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP – Mesothelioma Attorneys